The music industry has lost a beloved member.
Jeremiah Green, drummer and co-founder of Modest Mouse, died on Dec. 31 after a battle with cancer. He was 45.
“I don’t know a way to ease into this: Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah,” the band announced on Instagram. “He laid down to rest and simply faded out.”
“I’d like to say a bunch of pretty words right now, but it just isn’t the time. These will come later, and from many people,” the message continued. “Please appreciate all the love you give, get, have given, and will get. Above all, Jeremiah was about love. We love you.”
Green’s death comes just days after his cancer diagnosis was shared publicly. “Hi. Some of you may have already heard, but I figured it would be good to hear the news directly from our camp,” Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock wrote on the band’s Instagram Dec. 28. “Jeremiah was diagnosed with cancer a short while ago, and he’s currently in treatment.”